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Private Investigator Gets Prison For Bribing Witness

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former private investigator has been sentenced to four years in prison for bribing a witness to recant testimony in a murd...

Silver Diner's Kid Critics Help Shape A Healthy Menu

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Silver Diner locations may soon have better options for families looking for healthy ways to eat out. Today, the diner's Rockville l...

Bizarre Yoga Store Incident Results In Murder Charge

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

-- Police in an affluent Washington suburb say a co-worker killed a woman found dead inside a yoga clothing store in Bethesda, Md. last week, then ma...

News Outlet Abandoning Website For 'Facebook-Only'

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The same week local news website TBD announced a massive reorganization and planned layoffs, one of the sites in its blog network Rockville Central de...

Earthquake Shakes DC

AP | KAREN MAHABIR and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Earthquakes are so rare in the Washington area that even a geology student wasn't quite sure what was going on when a minor one hit...

Pulitzer Prize-winning NY Times writer dies at 83

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nan Robertson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who wrote a book about female employees' fight for equal treatment at the newspaper, has died. She was 83.

Robertson died Tuesday of heart disease at a nursing home in Rockville, said Jane Freundel Levey, her stepdaughter-in-law.

The veteran reporter won a 1983 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for a personal piece – an unsparing account of her sudden encounter with toxic shock syndrome. The article, published in The New York Times Magazine, detailed how the illness led to the amputation of the end joints of all her fingers except for her thumbs.

Robertson began working for the Times in 1955, when women were frequently assigned to write about topics such as fashion, shopping and interior decorating. Over more than three decades with the newspaper, she was promoted to the metropolitan staff and then to the Washington bureau, where she covered the first lady and the first family, and then to the paper's bureau in Paris.

Robertson was not one of the named plaintiffs in the 1974 federal class-action suit filed on behalf of 550 women at The Times. The lawsuit, which claimed women were paid less and shortchanged on assignments and advancement, was detailed in her 1992 book, "The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and The New York Times."